Effect of Accu Tens with Accu Band on Nausea, Vomiting, Retching and Quality of Life in Early Pregnancy
Background: Nausea and vomiting are basic human preventive reflexes against the absorption of toxins, as well as responses to correct stimuli. They are often used together, although each phenomenon should be assessed separately.1 Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is repeatedly experienced in early pregnancy, most frequently between 6 and 12 weeks.its important to find out Accu tens and bands and related techniques have potential for nonpharmacologic relief of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Methodology: Subjects were randomized into two groups. 124 subjects of above 18 years old subjects were recruited in each group. Accu (TENS) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation with accu band at P6 point or Neiguan acupuncture point of dominant hand was administered to experimental group while control group was subjected to placebo (TENS) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation with Accu band on dorsum of wrist joint. Both the groups received interventions for 5 days in a week for 3 weeks. The outcome of study assessed by Rhodex index,Nausea Vomiting of Pregnancy Quality of Life (NVPQOL) questionnaire, which was assessed before treatment and after treatment session regimen.
Result: Rhodex index scores shows that there is comparison between group A and group B mean value of group A and group B 18.61 and 12.29 respectively. The t-value were 6.66 and p<0.0001. NVPQOL scores shows that there is comparison between group A and group B mean value of group A and group B 115.23 and 80.58 respectively. The t-value were 7.25 and p<0.0001.
Conclusion: The results obtained from this study showed that the Accu TENS with Accu band can be easy to perform, least expensive, feasible and most efficient management strategy for reducing nausea, vomiting and retching, weight gain and enhancing the quality of life of individuals with early pregnancy.
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